PML-N launches its ‘opening batsman’ against Imran: PTI

Mazari says PTI intends to restore, strengthen democracy

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Information Secretary Dr Shireen Mazari on Thursday stated that the Pakistan Muslim League-N has finally launched its ‘opening batsman’ in the shape of former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry to target PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

She said that PTI welcomed this opportunity to expose the nexus between the former chief justice and the PML-N especially over the rigging of the May 2013 election and the cover-up that followed. “This is what derailed democracy. PTI intends to restore and strengthen democracy by exposing this planned mass rigging on August 14 through its Azadi March,” she said.

Mazari said the PTI had yet to receive the legal notice apparently sent to its chairman, but she made it clear that there was no way PTI and its chairman would back down. She asserted that PTI has proof not only of the ex-CJ's complicity in the rigging and cover-up that followed but also the nepotism he indulged in using his office to promote his son Arsalan Iftikhar beginning with recruitment into the FIA.

She said that PTI also has documentary evidence of Arsalan’s corruption. All of this will be put before the nation on August 14, she said. Mazari pointed out that the PML-N was getting unnerved by the minute as its lack of an electoral mandate was nearing a complete expose. “That is why it is using all its ‘team players’ to target Imran Khan but none of these attacks will stop PTI from its commitment to exposing of rigging, corruption and the derailment of democracy,” she said.

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